NEW-DELHI: Akhilesh Yadav, President of Samajwadi Party on Sunday attacks at Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya for commenting that “lungi chhaap” goons used to roam around freely in the state before the BJP came to power in 2017. At a traders’ meeting in Prayagraj (Allahabad) on Friday, Maurya also claimed that people wearing “jalidar topi (netted caps)” used to threaten traders and intrude upon their land.
Akhilesh said as the assembly elections near the language of BJP leaders would get dirtier as they were scared, while speaking to the media at the SP office after flagging off a yatra by ally Gondwana Ganatantra Party.
“The BJP leaders’ language will change even more as elections come close. Their tongue will get worse and dirty as time goes by. Their decisions have made traders’ lives difficult. Be it demonetization, or GST. And the corruption in the government has made everyone unhappy. People from all segments are not happy.”
He added, “As far as clothing is concerned, and there are other questions being raised before the elections. The BJP should go through the pages of its manifesto and should check its poll promises. All of their promises turned out to be jumlas and that it’s why people of Uttar Pradesh have made up their mind that this time, there won’t be Yogi government, but ‘yogya [able]’ government.”
In an attack on the deputy chief minister, the SP president said, “The one who did not get a chair or even a stool, his seat could not be established, and it seems he has seen the CM’s clothing from very close, and that is why he is using such language. His fight is not with people from the Opposition but it is internal.”